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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 500-504

Effect of Drying Methods on Physico-chemical Characteristics of Dehydrated Apricots in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh
Towseef A. Wani1*, Quraazah A. Amin2, S. Fauzia2, N. Dorjey1, B.A. Zargar1, Phuntsog Tundup1, Kunzanglamo1, N. Deldan1, R. Safal1 and M.A. Beigh2
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra Leh, SKUAST-K, J&K, India
2Division of Food Science and Technology, SKUAST-K, J&K, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of different drying methods on physicochemical composition of dehydrated apricot fruits. The fresh apricots were dehydrated in open sun and in local solar drier developed by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Leh. The chemical composition showed that the fresh apricots contained moisture 81.7%, ash 0.69%, crude Protein 0.9%, crude fat 0.05%and crude fiber 1.07%. The solar drier and using open sun drying substantially decreased moisture content to 12.61% and 14.7% respectively. Proportions of other components were increased, which include ash (3.34% and 3.13%), crude fat (1.82% and 1.59%), crude protein (0.98% and 0.92%) and Crude fiber (2.75% and 2.08%) respectively.

Keywords: Drying, Apricot, Leh, Solar, Moisture

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Towseef A. Wani, Quraazah A. Amin, S. Fauzia, N. Dorjey, B.A. Zargar, Phuntsog Tundup, Kunzanglamo, N. Deldan, R. Safal and Beigh, M.A. 2019. Effect of Drying Methods on Physico-chemical Characteristics of Dehydrated Apricots in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 500-504. doi:
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